The flu wave has engulfed the country. At the end of January were reported by 148 doctor people 27 suspected cases per 1000 consultations. The threshold for an epidemic is the flu had been exceeded already in the second week of January.
extrapolated, the value was according to the latest Figures from the Federal office for the health (BAG) from Wednesday June 29. January, at 214 cases per 100'000 inhabitants. An epidemic is when there are per 100'000 inhabitants 68 flu suspect.
at The same time last year, when the flu epidemic was, however, with around 350 cases per 100'000 inhabitants significantly more pronounced. Most of this Winter, children aged between 0 and 4 years and between 5 and 14 years are affected. The number of Sufferers is increasing in all age groups, as it is in the BAG.
The flu is widespread in all regions, wherein the Region of Graubünden/Ticino, with 480 cases per 100'000 inhabitants, the most affected, followed by the Region of Aargau/Basel/Solothurn (254) and Western Switzerland (GE, NE, VD, VS) with 223 suspected cases per 100'000 inhabitants. (fal/sda)
Created: 30.01.2019, 15:16 PM